A team of scientists created the world's first artificial kidney that can be implanted and powered by the patient's own heart. Using a microchip called the "silicon nanotechnology," the bio-hybrid device mimics a real kidney and can keep patients off dialysis.
LIFE February 17, 2016
The Kidney Project's implantable bioartificial kidney mimics the functions of a normal, healthy kidney. Once developed and approved, the coffee cup-sized device could offer kidney failure patients with less expensive alternative to dialysis and organ transplant.
LIFE November 17, 2015